Phew, what a week it's been! You would think that as we head towards the Fall and Winter months that the sneaker game would slow down a bit, but that's far from the case. Everyone from Ryota Iwai to Teddy Santis dropped some heat this week, and here at Ox Street, we're going to check out the hottest pairs that released over the past seven days. If you see any other sneakers that you think should have been on this list, let us know over on Instagram and don't forget to follow us as well for the best content that the Asian sneaker community has to offer!
When it comes to New Balance collaborations, Ryota Iwai is certainly no stranger to them. Even though the Japanese label is only seven years old, it has already released a total of 11 sneakers with NB, including the hotly anticipated AURALEE x New Balance 2002R "Sand" that has been on our minds since they were first teased earlier in the summer. Boasting a mesh, leather, and suede construction, this is painted in a vibrant yellow palette that reminds us of hot summer days. So even as we head towards the colder and wetter months, you'll still be reminded that the warmer days are just around the corner. We're getting nothing but good vibes only here.
For the first time ever, Georgetown University's signature team colors have arrived on the AJ 6 with the aptly named Air Jordan 6 Retro "Georgetown." Dressed completely in suede from heel to toe, the upper is dipped in a clean grey hue while deep navy accents make their way throughout the shoe. Underfoot, you'll find an icy Air midsole that's comfortable for both the court and the street, and of course, it wouldn't be a Jordan 6 without the toggle switch lacing system that we all know and love. If you don't have a pair in your collection you're honestly missing out.
After four years of releasing nothing but monotone 350 V2s with mesh stripes across the side, it looks like Kanye West is about to go full throwback by bringing back his original aesthetic. Taking 2016's "Oreo" and completely inverting it, the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Slate" has earned itself the "Reverse Oreo" nickname from fans, and it's easy to see why. Offered in a light grey Primeknit, a stark black stripe shoots across the laterals complete with SPLY-350 branding on it. Underfoot, adidas has infused the model with its legendary Boost technology for cushioning that has been taken to another dimension.
Even if you're not a golf fan, it's easy to see how the Air Jordan 1 Low Golf "Royal Toe" hits a hole-in-one. Crafted from leather, this colorway bears a striking resemblance to 2020's Air Jordan 1 High "Royal Toe" but just in a low-cut fashion that's even more wearable. MJ's Jumpman silhouette adorns the tongue, while the iconic winged basketball emblem is finely stitched around the heel.
And last but not least, we have Teddy Santis' latest release, the New Balance 990v3 Made In USA "Olive Leaf." An earthy colorway made specifically to tackle the Fall and Winter months, this pair has been crafted from some of the most premium materials and textiles that the sneaker world has ever seen. For additional comfort, the Boston footwear giant has applied an ABZORB midsole to this shoe, and they've also added ENCAP technology for cushioning that's off the charts. If you don't have a 990v3 in your daily rotation, then this could be the one.